Manik Yeremyan, center, holds her Test Engineer of the Year Award, presented to her by Cmdr. Jason Saglimbene, VX-30 commanding officer, and Dan Toland, Weapons and Warfare Systems Test Department head, in a ceremony Oct. 7 in Point Mugu. (U.S. Navy photo by Kimberly Brown)

Manik Yeremyan, center, holds her Test Engineer of the Year Award, presented to her by Cmdr. Jason Saglimbene, VX-30 commanding officer, and Dan Toland, Weapons and Warfare Systems Test Department head, in a ceremony Oct. 7 in Point Mugu. (U.S. Navy photo by Kimberly Brown)

Yeremyan named Test Engineer of the Year

Manik Yeremyan, AEGIS flight test engineer, received the Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 30 and Weapons and Warfare Systems Test Department’s 2020 Test Engineer of the Year Award during a ceremony Oct. 7 in Point Mugu.

Yeremyan, a Burbank native who joined Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division in 2012, received the award for her “outstanding ability, aptitude, and motivation” as well as her “outstanding technical skills [which] enabled her to lead multiple complex projects that included extensive tasking” outside of her normal duties.

Cmdr. Jason Saglimbene, VX-30 commanding officer, helped select Yeremyan for the award. He thanked Yeremyan for her technical rigor and desire to get the job done.

“We need people that are hungry, and professional, and can get the information together so the principals can make good decisions,” he said. “That’s the type of personality and character that you’re looking for in awards like this. When we looked at the nominations … it was a very easy decision.”

For her part, Yeremyan sees the award as more of a team effort.

“This work, it takes a village,” she said. “It’s not something that you can do in a vacuum. I definitely feel like we’re standing on the shoulders of giants.

 

 

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